Easy Article Writing tips

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Writing Good Quality Articles  

The internet is all about content whether it’s good, bad, vague or weird. For you to attract traffic to your article or website you need unique content that captures a reader’s imagination and will keep them on the page and coming back for more. The use of keywords and link building  for SEO by search engines is a major challenge for all bloggers. This is where article writing tips come in handy, the more you know the easier it is

Major blog owners are using the correct ranking process, which is getting ranked by the consistent posting of good quality content.

Here are some Easy Article Writing tips

What is makes a good quality article? A quality article informs, entertains, convinces or converts, and conveys a compelling message in a clear and concise manner.

 Guides in the creation of a quality article.

  • Your article should contain resources that are useful.post Easy Article Writing tips
  • It should contain practical tips that your readers can use and easily apply. Step by step ‘How to’s’ are often popular.
  • If you are writing an article on a topic that encourages discussion, you should give an alternative view and encourage readers to discuss the topic.
  • Your content should have your ‘voice’ that makes it personal to you. Adding your own experiences can help the reader identify with you. Once your readers know the content is consistently good you will have established a degree of trust with them  that will bring them back regularly.
  • When writing your article any facts should be supported with references and links to the original post. That way they can check the original and read  further if they wish.
  • When writing about a topic or idea be sure the information good quality and up to date. It’s no good writing about methods of doing things on the internet from 10 years ago.

Wikipedia has a page on articles HERE

  • This page advises on article layout and style, and on making an article clear, precise and relevant to the reader.

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What Constitutes Bad Content

If there are quality articles, it means there should be rubbish articles also. Rubbish or bad articles are those that have no relevance, its just writing for writings sake.

Tips to avoid when writing a good article:

  • Affiliate links: Too many affiliate links is not considered a good idea.
  • To many repetitive sentences without substance can put people off. You sometimes see this when people are trying to reach a set word count. It may meet the criteria set but is boring for the reader.words crossed out
  • Too much of a hard sell is very off putting for potential customers and readers. You aren’t there to make a hard sales pitch. What you are there for is to introduce things that your customers will find useful or will solve a problem they may have. If a person makes enquiries and you cannot help with what they seek then you can always send them in the direction of help that is available. You wont get that sale but they will be back because you were so helpful and solved a problem for them.
  • Guest Posting: When writing articles for guest posting check their guidelines and write accordingly. Going off topic will not get it accepted.

Proofread all you write

Most of the time you write and just assume your content is good and it’s ready to publish without checking. That’s not always the case. You should proofread your articles and check the spelling etc. Though there are plug ins that will check spelling and give a reading on the SEO. A good one will also show when your article falls short in the SEO department with advice on what to add where. A good one that I use is Rank Math and its free. The website gives a rundown on all the features. Certainly worthwhile to give it  try. When I added it to my sites I went back over previous posts and discovered that many early ones had a very low score. Those were changed and re added to Google Console.

Programs like Grammarly and so many others can also be useful but even then its a good idea to check the article over just to ensure there isn’t a glaring error that was missed.

Check the word count too if you want it an optimum length to be indexed by Google and moved up the ranks.

Writers Block

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It happens to us all at some point or other. You sit down to write but words just won’t flow and you lose your focus. You try a bit of  brainstorming but that comes up blank too. Then you try reading a few blogs for inspiration, playing around with keywords but still the words aren’t there.

What do you do?

Talk to Someone

When you experience writers block, it  can be good to talk to someone.  To a friend or a family member maybe. Whoever is supportive of your work. Tell them  you are looking for inspiration and see what happens.

Do Some Exercises

Sometimes a block can be due to stress from an event or situation. In that case walk away from your work and focus on something else. Go for a walk or a run, if you like running, do yoga or some other form of exercise for a while.

More Ideas

Meditation can be an excellent way to set the mind free and bring new ideas.add new

Something I do is every time I get an idea for a post I write it as a post title. Then I will start writing a few lines that came with the idea. After coming to a natural halt, I will save the new post as a draft to add to later. I do this quite often as when the idea appears I might not have the time to research and write the piece there and then but I don’t want to forget about it.

That way there are often several blogs posts waiting to be fleshed out. If you have no ideas you can look through those waiting until one sparks interest. Or try adding a few more lines to each and one will have you writing more.

Sometimes we subconsciously sabotage ourselves. Read about limiting beliefs in this post. HERE!

The Variety of Article Styles

What sort of articles would be best for you to write?  So what sort are there?

  • Articles about tips (as this one)
  • Comparison articles ( comparing products)
  • Articles about personal experiences (depending upon the blog niche)
  • Review Articles
  • How to articles

There are of course more but this gives you the general idea.

In conclusion

So there are many variations to focus upon. The articles or posts you write will of course depend upon the niche you have chosen and that will determine your topics.

Whatever you focus upon, if you have personal experience the reader will often like to hear about it. It gives them a connection with you and helps build the trust.

The main thing is to fill your website/blog with good quality content that will be interesting enough to bring people back and rank well with Google. The more you rise up Googles ranks, the more traffic you are likely to get to your website.

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Simple Affiliate Marketing tips

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It doesn’t matter whether you are new to this or been doing it for years, it is an ongoing learning process. Everyone, it seems, is always interested in simple affiliate marketing tips. Knowledge is power and the more we know the better our businesses are.

Tips for Affiliate marketing.

Every, or maybe that should be, most affiliate marketers are always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck.

Some think there is a magic formula that is readily available for them if only they could find it.

Actually, it is both more complicated than that and easier than that. The magic formula is good marketing practices that have been proven over many years and of course, hard work and dedication.

There are basic formula’s that have worked before with online marketing and are continuing to work in the growing online affiliate marketing world of today. With these 3 simple affiliate marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are the basic formula’s?marketing Simple Affiliate Marketing tips

1. Using unique web pages

to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save time, effort or  money. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every separate niche and nothing more.

Always have product reviews on your website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the products can do to and for those who buy them. Include testimonials from those who have already tried the product if you can. Check that your customers are willing to allow you to use their names and/or photos on the site of the product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive, compelling and include calls to action on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Offer free downloadable ebooks

to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.b;og

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospective customer leaving the page and never returning again. By placing useful information into their email inboxes at certain specified times, you will remind them of the product they thought they wanted to buy and hopefully will return later. Be sure that your content gives them specific reasons to buy the product. Don’t make it sound like a sales pitch because that can be off putting. The hard sell approach no longer works, people tend to back away.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life easier and more enjoyable and or solve a problem they may have. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free ebook that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

3. Get the right kind of traffic

that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 800-1500 words in length, preferably more. By continuously writing good content you can generate more targeted readers to your site per day.
Always remember that only a small percentage of the people visiting your site are likely to buy your product or your services. Which is why we try to generate as much traffic as possible to our websites each day.

The tips given above are not difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires time and action on your part, especially with writing content. The saying is: ‘Content is king’.

 

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There is always more to learn. Keep reading others hints and tips too. Knowledge really is power.

Not all tips will be useful bit over time you will learn to try out and use just the ones that resonate with you. If they feel right, they will be the most useful an just what you need.

You could read 50 tips and only get a handful of usable tips but that handful or even 1 or 2, could be the ones that make the difference and start you on the road to earning. .

Whether its tips or a new way of doing something, affiliate marketers are always learning because they need to keep up.

 

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Danger of scams to look out for

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So we have a Pandemic, a corona virus, COVID-19.

So this would be a time for everyone to pull together, obey government directives aimed at keeping us safe and help those that need it most.

RIGHT?covid-19 Danger of scams to look out for

Well you would think so but apparently  not for everyone. Otherwise I wouldn’t be trying to get this message out about the danger of scams to look out for, in such a hurry.

Most countries are in lockdown situations, which means non essential businesses have closed. People are ordered to stay home and isolate themselves as much as is humanly possible. But on their own many become more fearful, reading fake and real news, not knowing the difference.

What we need to do is realise that yes the situation is serious and that we need to follow govt advice to keep ourselves and others safe.

The important thing to remember is that life goes on and nothing lasts forever. 

Beware!

So we have a worldwide pandemic and what happens?

All the bottom feeders appear, the low lifes, whatever you want to call them. Under the guise of helping they scam unsuspecting people at a time when we should all be helping each other.

These are the scams to look out for.

From the official BBC News website. Read the full article HERE!

  • Councils are warning people to beware of scammers pretending to be health officials or offering to pick up food and medicines.
  • Fraudsters are also selling counterfeit face masks and hand sanitisers, says the LGA, which speaks for councils in England and Wales.
  • Hand sanitiser containing an ingredient banned for human use six years ago has been seized in Birmingham.
  • The LGA is advising people not to accept help from cold-callers.
  • This means being suspicious of anyone who offers help, either online or in person, the Local Government Association warned, after councils in Rochdale and south London received reports of attempted scams.
  • Action Fraud, which receives reports of fraudulent activity, says victims of online scams have lost £960,000 in 105 coronavirus-linked cases since the beginning of February.
  • The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau says it has recorded 200 cases of fraudulent emails being sent, which include scammers who:
    • pretend to be from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or World Health Organization, asking recipients to click a link to report active infections in their area
    • offer links to a fake daily newsletter for Covid-19 updates
    • offer fake insurance schemes and trading advice
    • pretend to be from the government, offering tax refunds

From the Which magazine website: Read the full article HERE. 

This article is definitely worth a read along with the pages from the other links. Knowledge is power and knowing what could come your way will make it easier to spot.

Learn to distinguish which is fake and which is real.

Save yourself a lot of heartache and problems.scams

  1. Always check the name of the website, is it correct or is there an extra dot or line in the name? There is usually something that shows its fake.
  2. Does the web address contain the name of a product? Official websites never have products in the name.
  3. Take careful note of the the logo. Webshops with only “Shopping” – “Online” – “Brand” are created hundreds and thousands at a time.
  4. Be extra careful with designer clothes and brand shoes. High discounts and everything in stock.
  5. Pay careful attention to sentences that don’t seem right and look for errors in the language.
  6. A fake webshop/website has no contact information and rarely has an About page. If it does have a phone number, call it to see if it’s a working number. Send an email to the mail address, with fake addresses you will get an undelivered message from your provider.
  7. You can usually only pay with a credit card.
  8. Trustmarks, like so many things, are forged on a large scale. Always double check to see if they are correct.

How to check for the Truth?

How and where to check. This is important for so much of the information circulating on social media is wrong. If you want the latest true facts about COVID-19, these are worth checking out and sharing.

Snopes is the original fact-checking website: if it’s not true, then Snopes has probably written it up. Other fact-checking websites are also worth checking regularly: Full Fact is a British website that can be trusted, while Channel 4 News has its own FactCheck website.

Check that your website, if you have one, is secure and that your hosting side has good security. I am on Wealthy Affiliate platform. Read HERE for what it offers. The offer has gone but the site information is up to date

Conclusion.

So what have we learned? Hopefully enough to make you think before opening emails and clicking on links.

Sometimes though we are in a rush and don’t think about it. What then? As long as you don’t click the links, you will be fine.

Try to make it second nature when opening emails. The more you practice, the better you will get.

It’s a very sad world when the first thing some people think of is how to scam others out of anything they can.

So stay alert, always be wary but overall remember that there are more good people out there than bad.

 


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Learn about Affiliate Marketing

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The easy and basic version for those who are only just discovering and want to learn about affiliate marketing.

What is affiliate marketing?

It’s a way of earning money online.

It works as a business, you apply to companies that appeal to you or have products in your chosen niche. You then become affiliated with the company if they accept you and then you promote their products for them.

They will supply you with advertising material such as banners and make links available to you, with your special code, so that each company knows who the traffic or sales come from.

When someone clicks on a link to a product and then buys, whether it’s digital or an actual physical product, the affiliate can earn a small commission from the sale.

It sounds simple and that is the basic premise but it takes hard work getting to that point. There are many online who say it’s easy, you can earn thousands a week while only working 2 hours per week. That is not realistic at all.

The reality is lots of training and many hours of hard work. If followed correctly the training works very well but it won’t happen overnight. Many try it for a month or two and give up saying it doesn’t work, having done very little of the training or put in much time. If you want to earn well, then you need to put in the time and  effort.

 

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform for affiliate marketing. You can join at no cost, have a look round, try out the basic training and see what you think. wealthy affiliate Learn about Affiliate Marketing

There is no pressure to become a paying member. Though if you join within the first 7 days you get the first month at half price. If you decide to stay on you can pay monthly or yearly. Yearly  means you save quite a bit, so if you can do that it’s much more economical, but of course it depends on individual circumstances and how you feel about what there is on offer.

When I joined I was highly sceptical but the quality of the free training won me over, along with the welcoming community. Once I went to Premium and  saw what training was on offer for paid members, how much there was available and how comprehensive it is, I was hooked.

Building a website or starting one with the free training was exciting and then continuing on was even better. I couldn’t believe my luck and knew there and then I was staying.

What do you learn?

You learn how to build a wordpress website.

First of all though you have to decide what your website will be about.  You select a topic and narrow it down in to a niche which is a smaller more select area of the overall topic.

With that decided, next comes a name for your website.

I always avoided WordPress as it looked so complicated, so went for easier options. With the right training however, that is done step by step, even I could manage it. Being able to stop  and start the video to complete each piece was brilliant. Some parts I found easy but other sections I had to go over a few times until the penny dropped.

The sense of accomplishment was amazing.

Additions to your site

You learn about the best themes to use, to get your site looking the way you want it. Though you first start with a more limited selection on the free starter membership, still quite a few though, to choose from. At this stage you tend to use the first one that appeals, which is fine at this stage as you are just keen to have a website.

There are Plug ins that come with your website, basic ones essential to the running of it.plug ins

Not real world plugs of course, plug ins that go right inside your website that help with the running of it.

There are an amazing amount of plug ins that will do various things for your website. Often you will see people recommending various ones but experience has taught me to check my stats before and after.

There is training on how to create content (blog posts) for your site, again, step by step the best way to set it out and how to add pictures and videos.

There is also a section of the Wealthy Affiliate site that has lists of companies wanting affiliate marketers, so you don’t even have to do that yourself unless you want to.

I also realised that it doesn’t stop at affiliate marketing any of your sites can be used for any business that you want to run.

You have an amazing site you have created and can sell things you create, buy items to sell, or be an affiliate marketer. Or you can incorporate all 3, its entirely up to you. The only limits you have are those you impose on yourself.

How does it help me?

You can run any business you choose and you will have the help you need.dream big

You have an amazing site you have created and can sell things you create, buy items to sell, do coaching or be an affiliate marketer or anything else you fancy doing.

The only limits you have are those you impose on yourself.

There is training on just about any business related subject you can think of . Not only official training but also many from long term members who find a better way of doing something or a different way that’s easier.

I am pretty sure that most things you want to know about will have at least one training available, if not more.

The Benefits.

From 16th March there are changes to the amount of websites offered.

  • 1 website with the free membership and 10 websites with the Premium membership.
  • It used to be 2 websites with the free starter membership and 50 websites with the Premium membership.

You get great website hosting along with  top notch Security to keep it safe.

Website Speed that is fabulous in this fast paced world where everything has to be instant. It gives a better user experience for your site visitors.

Reliability. A platform that is reliable, where the owners are accessible and despite being so successful are still ready to help should you have a problem.

Support. The site support is brilliant. The response is very fast and any problems solved quickly, occasionally the impossible takes longer but still gets solved.

The free starter membership with training to get you started along with a website. Well 2 at the minute, until 16th March.

Did I mention the amazing community that have helped me and others countless times? They are the human side of Wealthy Affiliate, along with the owners Kyle and Carson. They too are very accessible, giving help and advice to everyone. Plus they keep updating the platform and are  constantly making improvements

Conclusion

Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to learn all you need to know about starting a business, whether it’s affiliate marketing or a different type of business.Wealthy Affiliate banner

All the tools are there in one place to help you succeed. Then as backup you have an amazing community who will cheer you on with successes, commiserate with the mistakes and lift you up if you feel down.

And every day you will see blog posts on the site that inspire you. They also teach you and spark ideas for your site and for new blog posts.

They also encourage everyone to sign up for the free membership first, there are very few platforms that do that. Wealthy affiliate do it because they have nothing to hide. There aren’t any upsells. If you decide to go premium, which is your choice, that is what you will pay, your membership only.

You can buy domain names through Wealthy Affiliate but you can buy them elsewhere if you prefer and migrate them in, the same if you already own a domain name.

So overall there are many benefits to coming to Wealthy Affiliate and giving us a try. Check it out for free and see what you think. All you will have lost is a bit of time.

What you could gain, is a better future. So why not come and join us today? CLICK HERE!

Joining via my link on this page will ensure you get my assistance when needed, the benefit of my knowledge thus far and 2 ebooks to help you on your affiliate journey.


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BIG changes at Wealthy Affiliate

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It is exciting to hear about a platform you are part of that continue’s to think about it’s members in the way Wealthy Affiliate does. They don’t rest on their laurels, they continue to improve every aspect, especially Security, Speed, Reliability and Support.

As this incredible platform continues to improve and grow every aspect of the service offered, there are, inevitably, changes. This time there are big changes at Wealthy Affiliate.

Price changes?

NO!

The price remains the same competitive price. Actually more than competitive it is amazing considering what we get for that one price per month, which is cheaper still, if paid yearly.handful of notes BIG changes at Wealthy Affiliate

Kyle, one of the site owners, blogged about the changes, see the full article HERE!

  • I just want to offer you some perspective on the value of the hosting you are getting here at WA. Our hosting is a leader in terms of speed, security, reliability and power in the WordPress industry. Just for some insight, here are the price points of the hosting companies that we view as “similar” in terms of quality in the industry.
  • Pagely (5 Websites) = $199 per month
  • WPEngine (10 Websites) = $115 per month
  • Kinsta (10 Websites) = $200 per month
  • Wealthy Affiliate (10 Websites) = $49 per month! (included with Premium)
  • Again, our hosting network is included with your Premium membership. It is all-inclusive, no up sells, not extra up sells, no costs for additional caching plugins, email, SSL, or any “add on” that other hosting companies are charging.

I can back that up with my experience, there were never any upsells at all. Just the one exceptional price for everything.

What are the changes?Questions

From Kyle’s blog again: Read the entire blog HERE!

  • These are how the hosting updates look:
  • Starter Membership1 Website, Formerly 2 Websites
  • Premium Membership: 10 Websites Any Type (NEW), Formerly 25 Own Domains / 25 Free Websites.

That’s a big drop…. but most people never have that many websites anyway, 50 is a massive amount to keep up with. Plus you need to regularly update and add content. Just a few websites is hard work, making changes, updating and adding content.

 

How will it affect me?

If you are already a Premium member, it won’t affect you at all. You will still get the same benefits and amount of websites you always have. It’s like the Black Friday bargain Price for yearly membership, once done it is grandfathered in, benefits and price, for the entire time you are a Premium member at Wealthy Affiliate.

If you have been thinking about joining to give Wealthy Affiliate a try it will make a difference in the amount of websites you will have to use. If you are only thinking of using 2 or 3, it doesn’t matter.

If you have big plans to create a variety of websites, then this will affect you.

When are the changes starting?Neon sign with Change on it.

The good news is that you have 12 days.

You still have time to join for free, try out the training and building a website and then if you like what you see, to take the leap into Premium membership. Then you will still have the same amount of websites that are offered up to the

16th March 2020

This is the Day of Change.

What now?

If you have been considering starting your own online business and you want top notch training, great web hosting that’s secure and reliable, fantastic site support and a brilliant community to support you too, then it’s a no brainer!

Clearly in this case, Wealthy Affiliate is the site for you.

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FAQ’s

Is it easy?

Not at first, but it does get easier as your knowledge increases. You also have a great community willing to help you. If you are stuck or unsure of something just ask a question day or night and you will get answers.

How soon will I earn money?

That depends on you. How much time you you are prepared to give to it and how much work you are prepared to do. I would say a minimum of 6 months, if you are working on it full time. Even then it may be longer, than that.

Why does it take so long?

Because you are building a foundation for a business that will last and continue to grow far into the future.

What about overnight success schemes I have seen?

The only ones who get rich there are the owners. They sometimes offer a low start rate and then you get endless upsells. They convince you that each one will start the money rolling in but sadly all that happens is you lose money.

How do you know?

On my journey to Wealthy Affiliate, I saw many such schemes and plans. I did research on each one and became very disillusioned by what I saw, by the amount of people that lost thousands to unscrupulous people. By the time I reached Wealthy Affiliate I was very wary and researched it a lot.

This is why they offer a free starter membership so you can see and try it out. I didn’t find any other one that did this.

ConclusionFree starter Membership to Wealthy Affiliate.

If you have been looking at Wealthy Affiliate and think this is the site for you it might be worth your while to sign up now before the new changes take effect on 16th March.

If you are wary, like I was, take the free starter membership and see what it’s like. If you are serious about creating a business online and prepared to work hard you will know quite quickly, like I did, that this is what you want.

I knew within days. I signed up to the Premium for a month to see if it was any good, better, worse, the same.

I was delighted with the free training but the Premium training was amazing. Again within a few days I knew I was going to stay and at the end of the month signed up for a year as it worked out so much more economical.

Give it a try! What have you got to lose? A bit of time, that’s all.

 


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